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Apr 22, 2024 | International | 0 comments

Nigerian musicians, including Wasiu Alabi (Pasuma), Saheed Osupa, and Adewale Ayuba, have responded to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) recent enforcement of the ban on the abuse of the Naira. This move comes after the sentencing of Bobrisky to six months imprisonment and the granting of bail to Cubana Chief Priest for abusing the Naira.

Pasuma stressed the importance of respecting the country’s currency. He distinguished between spraying money at musicians, which is part of African culture, and mutilating or abusing the Naira, which reduces its lifespan and disrespects both the artist and the currency. Pasuma has always provided a box for fans to put money in rather than spraying it, even before the campaign against Naira abuse began.

Osupa noted that the ban hadn’t negatively impacted his business, as his crew now collects money in a box provided on stage instead of spraying it. He stated that this method actually increased their earnings compared to spraying. Similarly, Ayuba noted that he had always used the box method, indicating that the ban would not affect him.

Both Osupa and Ayuba emphasized that the ban intends to prevent the mishandling of currency and not discourage spending on artists. They advocate for respecting the currency and support the government’s enforcement. Ayuba reiterated that the government’s message is to uphold the dignity of the nation’s currency, emphasizing that using a box to collect money during performances is a respectful approach.

The artists all agree that this ban won’t hinder their performances or earnings, and they support the government’s stance on preserving the integrity of the Naira. The transition from spraying money to putting it in a box has not affected their income, indicating that fans are still willing to show their appreciation.

Nigerian musicians, including Wasiu Alabi (Pasuma), Saheed Osupa, and Adewale Ayuba, have responded to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) recent enforcement of the ban on the abuse of the Naira. This move comes after the sentencing of Bobrisky to six months imprisonment and the granting of bail to Cubana Chief Priest for abusing the Naira.

Speaking to Punch, Pasuma stressed the importance of respecting the country’s currency. He distinguished between spraying money at musicians, which is part of African culture, and mutilating or abusing the Naira, which reduces its lifespan and disrespects both the artist and the currency. Pasuma has always provided a box for fans to put money in rather than spraying it, even before the campaign against Naira abuse began.

Osupa noted that the ban hadn’t negatively impacted his business, as his crew now collects money in a box provided on stage instead of spraying it. He stated that this method actually increased their earnings compared to spraying. Similarly, Ayuba noted that he had always used the box method, indicating that the ban would not affect him.

Both Osupa and Ayuba emphasized that the ban intends to prevent the mishandling of currency and not discourage spending on artists. They advocate for respecting the currency and support the government’s enforcement. Ayuba reiterated that the government’s message is to uphold the dignity of the nation’s currency, emphasizing that using a box to collect money during performances is a respectful approach.

The artists all agree that this ban won’t hinder their performances or earnings, and they support the government’s stance on preserving the integrity of the Naira. The transition from spraying money to putting it in a box has not affected their income, indicating that fans are still willing to show their appreciation.

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